Wanda W.

$10.00 / hr

All my life I have been a service-oriented person-a people person. I feel that this is the talent that God gave to me. When I was in high school and trying to decide whether to be a nurse or a teacher, I leaned toward nursing. I won an Elks Scholarship which I used at Greenville General School of Nursing in Greenville, S.C. I did not complete my studies there but the groundwork was laid. For a few years, I devoted myself to my family and worked at other types of jobs when I needed to work. After my second daughter turned four, I began a Nurse's Aide course at the local vocational school. I was hired, that fall, at the brand new nursing home which as built in Union. While working at Oakmont of Union (renamed Heartland), I earned monetary bonuses every six months for perfect attendance. I accomplished that for several years. They printed an article in their newsletter about me and my perfect attendance record. In 1984, while working at Oakmont of Union, I began classes at Rutledge College in Spartanburg, S.C. During the two years I attended there, I worked first shift at Oakmont, donated plasma twice a week and maintained a 4.0 GPA. Upon graduation, I received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (the course was called Medical Administrative Assistant). When I work with a patient, I prefer the home setting where I can concentrate on just that one patient and give that person my undivided attention. I like to leave feeling good about the care I gave ... more

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Hospice Aide

Hospice Care of SC

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011

I took care of patients either in the home or at one of the local nursing homes in Union, S.C. I assisted them with their ADLs, vital signs as ordered. Provided emotional support to the patient/family. Attended required inservices. Reported to Team Manager as needed.

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Phlebotomist, Inventory Clerk

Piedmont Blood Center

Jul 2006 - Oct 2010

Performed quality control daily. Performed all functions of phlebotomy. Cleaned donor areas daily. Ordered supplies and kept written records. Kept donor areas stocked.

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Hospice Home Health Aide

Interim Health Care - Hospice

Dec 2002 - Aug 2004

Assisted patients in a home/nursing home setting with ADLs. This included but not limited to: bathing, dressing, oral-nail-hair care, bedmaking/linen changing, keeping patient's area neat. Attended required inservices and care plan meetings. Provided emotional support to pt/family.

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Education
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Rutledge College

Associate Degree in Applied Science

1984 - 1986

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Union Vocational School

Nurse's Aide Certificate

1981 - 1981

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Jonesville High Schol

College Preparatory

2063 - 1967